Question: will Maple be able to integrate sin(x)^n,cos(x)^n,tan(x)^n,... sometime in the future?

Maple currently can't integrate things like sin(x)^n or cos(x)^n. These have antiderivative in terms of  hypergeometric functions.

Is there a technical reason why Maple at version 18 still can't integrate these? Will it be able to in next version?

int(cos(x)^k, x) 
int(sin(x)^k, x) 

fyi, These are the antiderivatives

Same problem for tan(x)^n....  I am asking because Maple is able to solve many ODE's but some results contains unevaluated integrals such as the above. 


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